At Weekes General Contracting Ltd., we provide a service in which we are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a construction site, management of the vendors and trades, and communication of information to all parties throughout the course of a building project. The list below is a small sample of the types of services we can provide during the construction process.
Concrete & Foundations
A foundation is used to support a building or structure and transmits loads directly to the underlying soil or rock. It must satisfy two fundamental requirements.
Firstly, it must provide an adequate factor of safety against failure of the supporting strata.
Secondly, any resulting settlement, and in particular differential settlement, should not be detrimental or interfere with the function of the structure.
Carpentry & Roofing
Carpentry that involves the installation of finish woods, and trim made of plastic or molded polyurethane materials to provide a finished appearance to installed doors, windows, stairs, and other features of a building’s interior. Elements include casing, baseboard, railings, mantels, louvers, paneling, shelving, and desks.
The process of roofing is to provide a cover for buildings, and commercial, industrial, and recreational areas. Roofs are constructed in different forms and shapes with various materials. A properly designed and constructed roof protects the structure beneath it from exterior weather conditions, provides structural support for superimposed loads, provides diaphragm strength to maintain the shape of the structure below, suppresses fire spread, and meets desired aesthetic criteria.
Additional Trades & Services
In addition to the trades listed above, Weekes General Contracting provides a large number of trades and services, including:
Grading – the process of altering the ground surface to a desired grade or contour by cutting, filling, leveling and/or smoothing.
Hoarding – a temporary structure of solid construction, erected around the perimeter of construction sites to shield them from view and prevent unauthorized access. It is an important component in ensuring health and safety, for site workers, visitors and the general public and can also be part of a site security system to prevent theft or vandalism.
Glazing – the process of furnishing or fitting with glass. This includes, but not limited to, installation of windows, doors, storefront entrances.
Drop-Ceiling – nonstructural ceiling suspended below the structural system, usually in a modular grid pattern. A drop ceiling usually contains a lighting system and can also conceal wiring, piping, and ductwork in the space above (the plenum).
Metal & Wood Framing
Electrical – build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light, and/or power for commercial and industrial structures.
Plumbing – installing in buildings the pipes, fixtures and other apparatus required to bring in the water supplies and to remove water-borne wastes.
HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning) – the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality.
Sprinklers/Fire suppression – A sprinkler or sprinkler head is the component of a fire sprinkler system that discharges water when the effects of a fire have been detected, such as when a predetermined temperature has been exceeded. Automatic fire suppression systems control and extinguish fires without human intervention.
Millwork and Fabrication – Millwork refers to the materials traditionally made in a mill. Items such as base trim, crown molding, interior doors, door frames, window casing, chair rails and wood paneling are all examples of millwork.
Masonry and Brick Work – Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, building stone such as marble, granite, travertine, and limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, and cob. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction.
Stucco (EIFS) – Stucco is one of the most popular exterior finishes. It’s an attractive, low-maintenance and fire-resistant sheathing. Stucco can be manufactured in whatever color best suits your design and style.
Security Grilles – Security Grilles provide control over security and access of storefront entrances.
Signage – increases visibility outside of a building, and provides the first opportunity to make an impression on your visitors.